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The Crusaders final league game of the season, Saturday 11th September, is now free entry to all as a thank you for the fans support this season. Details to get the free tickets are on Crusaders website. Anybody at a loose end please feel free to join us in what will be a great match against the Skolars. 

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34 minutes ago, clwydianrange said:

The Crusaders final league game of the season, Saturday 11th September, is now free entry to all as a thank you for the fans support this season. Details to get the free tickets are on Crusaders website. Anybody at a loose end please feel free to join us in what will be a great match against the Skolars. 

Great idea with the possibility that some people will come who have never been to a game before and possibly become fans of our game

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Great gesture by the club. Booked 2 tickets, was going anyway so hopefully there will be some merchandise I can spend some cash on given these are free. Might be an idea to put some of these tickets around the Colwyn Bay schools.

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4 minutes ago, Chris Taylor said:

Offering the product cheaper will only cheapen the brand. 

Think outside the box to attract crowd, make it an event.

From the outside this looks exactly like they are thinking outside the box… a community day working with local groups etc and rewarding supporters after they’ve moved to a totally new area and stadium this season.

Worth the experiment to see if they can get new supporters, increase in merchandise etc and attract new sponsors to etc. Some people are never happy 😃 

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2 minutes ago, theswanmcr said:

From the outside this looks exactly like they are thinking outside the box… a community day working with local groups etc and rewarding supporters after they’ve moved to a totally new area and stadium this season.

Worth the experiment to see if they can get new supporters, increase in merchandise etc and attract new sponsors to etc. Some people are never happy 😃 

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

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1 hour ago, Chris Taylor said:

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

If it was your club in what way ? , As a fan ? , Or an owner ? 

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1 hour ago, Chris Taylor said:

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

Do you drink beer ?

Do you drink craft beer ? 

Have you ever been to a beer festival ? 

Have you ever been to a craft beer pub ?

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2 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

Offering the product cheaper will only cheapen the brand. 

Think outside the box to attract crowd, make it an event.

That’s the spirit. Maybe charge a ton to get in, make it an exclusive event but have unlimited prawn vol au vents and Friexnet? The Zip World Stadium will be full to the rafters, they’ll have to show it on big screens at Rhyl Sun Centre to meet demand.  

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14 hours ago, clwydianrange said:

The Crusaders final league game of the season, Saturday 11th September, is now free entry to all as a thank you for the fans support this season. Details to get the free tickets are on Crusaders website. Anybody at a loose end please feel free to join us in what will be a great match against the Skolars. 

Lets hope your enterprise pays dividends, and you get some new fans and sponsors out of it.

 

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12 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

If you go anyway, why would you object to a potential new fan attending on a freebie? We are talking one game at the end of a very trying period of time for everyone, it’s a nice gesture.

It also involves slightly more ‘effort’ than just rolling up on the day as you have to at least go to the trouble of booking a ticket. As long as it’s not a regular thing, I don’t see the problem.

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10 hours ago, Eddie said:

That’s the spirit. Maybe charge a ton to get in, make it an exclusive event but have unlimited prawn vol au vents and Friexnet? The Zip World Stadium will be full to the rafters, they’ll have to show it on big screens at Rhyl Sun Centre to meet demand.  

Yes, the people who are unlikely to attend anyway are certain to be drawn in by that. 
Were they announcing free season tickets or something, I could I understand the angle of cheapening the club/event. But it’s a one off at the end of the season. 

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13 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

Offering the product cheaper will only cheapen the brand. 

Think outside the box to attract crowd, make it an event.

I would agree in most cases, but not here. If it was an established heartlands club doing this then I'd object to it. But you are talking about a relatively new expansion club who are still trying to get a good foothold in the area. A lot of people who they will be targeting with this probably won't have watched rugby league before, and might only be vaguely aware who Crusaders are. I like the initiative in this case.

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7 minutes ago, MZH said:

I would agree in most cases, but not here. If it was an established heartlands club doing this then I'd object to it. But you are talking about a relatively new expansion club who are still trying to get a good foothold in the area. A lot of people who they will be targeting with this probably won't have watched rugby league before, and might only be vaguely aware who Crusaders are. I like the initiative in this case.

Even for so called heartland clubs this would be a positive in the same circumstances.

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13 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

You would hope most people will see the bigger picture and spend money on drink, food and some merchandise etc.

I also hope there are some boxes where people can throw some money in that also goes towards the cost of staging a game.

In other words if a normal fan expects to spend say £25 to £35 to go and pay to watch a game and have a few drinks they will spend more or less the same but the free entry gets more people in.

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13 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

Offering the product cheaper will only cheapen the brand. 

Think outside the box to attract crowd, make it an event.

But it’s not cheapening the brand, it’s a celebration of what has been a very stressful season. The season ticket holders will get no benefit but will go anyway. There’ll be very few supporters from London travelling so it’s a way of introducing potential new supporters to rugby league as well as boosting the crowd for the last game. There’ll be a carnival atmosphere and no doubt the Cru faithful will turn up in fancy dress and attempt to drink the bar dry.

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13 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

Offering the product cheaper will only cheapen the brand. 

Think outside the box to attract crowd, make it an event.

To be fair, the club is thinking outside the box, in fact we have moved about 40 miles outside the box and our crowds have doubled.

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Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay;  My, oh, my, what a wonderful day,

Plenty of sunshine headin' our way;  At Stadiwm Zip World, Colwyn Bay!

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1 hour ago, Mr Frisky said:

You would hope most people will see the bigger picture and spend money on drink, food and some merchandise etc.

I also hope there are some boxes where people can throw some money in that also goes towards the cost of staging a game.

In other words if a normal fan expects to spend say £25 to £35 to go and pay to watch a game and have a few drinks they will spend more or less the same but the free entry gets more people in.

And they may go again next season if it’s a good laugh. 

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Richard Greenwood is the President of NWC  I played with him at Waterloo back in the 1960's He was an outstanding forward union international for England. His son also played for England in the centres. Great to see him getting involved with Crusaders.

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On 03/09/2021 at 20:37, Chris Taylor said:

But they will then expect to pay next to nothing for any future game. So the standard has been set for cheap tickets. 

Each to there own, if you are happy great. If that was my club, i'd be pretty annoyed.

You do raise a very valid point. And if I am honest I am not sure that free entry to one game,great gesture which it is and yes I commend NW Crusaders for their wonderful gesture gets many new fans. And of course one of the reasons is that they have to pay in future. And yes it does in many ways lower the bar and people expect cheap tickets long term which is simply not sustainable. And sadly as a country consumers seem to want cheap,cheap,cheap everything.

I am pretty much with you on what you say.

 

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3 hours ago, Robthegasman said:

You do raise a very valid point. And if I am honest I am not sure that free entry to one game,great gesture which it is and yes I commend NW Crusaders for their wonderful gesture gets many new fans. And of course one of the reasons is that they have to pay in future. And yes it does in many ways lower the bar and people expect cheap tickets long term which is simply not sustainable. And sadly as a country consumers seem to want cheap,cheap,cheap everything.

I am pretty much with you on what you say.

 

I dont mind a few games a season that are set up this way.  If smaller clubs  (and I know some dont) get to make money on the bar then getting a new audience as a taster is no bad thing.  

There is so much competition for entertainment now you really do have to get people to know you exist first. 

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